Midas Magic seeks its investment objective of capital appreciation by focusing primarily on large companies, with a broad orientation towards conservatively priced value stocks with a few selected growth issues. The Fund seeks portfolio companies with strong operations showing superior returns on equity and assets. The Fund’s portfolio is weighted towards financial services and consumer cyclical companies, and is underweight energy, industrials, and consumer defensive stocks. Portfolio holdings of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. and Iconix Brand Group Inc. have recently added to the Fund’s returns, offset to some extent by declines in its holdings of financial services companies. The Fund has increased its leverage to take a more aggressive posture, but may reduce leverage subject to market conditions.
Midas Fund's strategy is to seek investments in higher quality senior and intermediate producers of precious metals and other natural resources with a growth component. The gold price has risen from roughly $1,070 to nearly $1,270 per ounce so far during 2016, and the Fund’s portfolio has kept pace with this increase. The Fund’s holdings of Platinum Group Metals Ltd. and Resolute Mining Ltd. have led performance in the portfolio recently, while holdings of a commodity producer and a gold royalty company have underperformed. The Fund is moderately leveraged and may seek a more defensive posture should the gold market appear to be re-trenching.
uses a core “asset allocation” strategy to seek its investment objective to preserve and increase the purchasing power value of its shares over the long term. The Fund’s asset allocations and target percentage ranges are gold (10-30%); silver (0-20%); Swiss franc assets (10-30%); hard asset securities (15-35%); and large capitalization growth stocks (15-35%). In the recent period, the Fund has benefited from its allocations to gold and silver. The Fund’s holdings of large capitalization growth stocks include a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical preparations company Merck & Co., Inc. and retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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